Comprehension of Literary Text 211-220
Analyzes the setting of a selection.
Infers the reasons behind a character's actions.
Determines the problems and solutions within a text.
Interprets assertion in literary text.
Analyzes rhythm in literary text.
Determines how suspense is achieved.
Analyzes descriptive language and imagery.
Understands and identifies personification.
In a well-written paragraph, explain why the setting of a story is important. Give an example where knowing and understanding a setting helps you to understand the story.
Students should complete the item contained within the link to the right. They may use a real T-shirt or may use a poster-board T-shirt.
Create a chart like the one contained in the link to the right. Then, complete the chart using some problem-solution article that you can find online. Perhaps you could consider articles on pollution, teens and smoking, using less fossil fuels.
Select any well-known novel or short story and copy and paste a portion of it into a document; look specifically for sections that make assertions and evaluations. You might want to consider portions where authors are describing characters or relating a scene that gives you insight into a character. Mark the paper as described in the link to the right--assertions in blue, evidence in red, and evaluations in green.
Write a paragraph explaining what is meant by rhythm in writing. Then, find two examples of two different writers and show what they do that creates rhythm in their writing.
Find a recent story or novel that you have completed on your own or in class. Identify at least (3) ways it illustrates suspense.
Find a famous poem that relies heavily on imagery. Identify each word, phrase, or sentence that uses imagery and explain what sense it relates to.
Find any of the poems listed at the end of the article contained in the link to the left; then, identify all the examples of personification contained within that poem.